This is one of those "I can't sleep and am wide awake with my own thoughts so have a random journal" entries, so feel free to ignore my fangirling nonsense
Sooooooo I joined the YGO fandom for the first time a few months ago and started watching the entire series from the beginning... and then life got in the way and I almost forgot about it. Then a few days ago I saw a fanart of Yami on dA's front page (or it might have been in the "What's Hot" section, can't remember
) So for the past 3 or 4 days I've been binge-watching YGO, and I've finally got through all the arcs, which btw, the only one I really enjoyed was the Orichalcos thing because it showed Yami's dark side, and the whole thing with Yugi giving up his soul in Yami's place and the scene toward the end where Yami was just so devastated that he lost him, and then later during the Duel with Dartz Yami was THIS close to surrendering the duel... gah those moments just killed me. I'm not really a puzzle-shipper but the whole dynamic between Yami and Yugi and just watching them together and how much they both grow is just awesome. It's not that I didn't enjoy the side-stories, just some were less enjoyable than others (the whole Noah-arc thing was really annoying IMO, and between Battle City and the Grand Championship they went up against some of the corniest duelists. And it seemed like some of the duels just dragged on and on and on... honestly my favorite duels were between Kaiba and Yugi. Funny thing, I hated Kaiba when I first started watching the series... and now I think he's my favorite next to Yami and Yugi
Oh and Marik. Dang I love crazy psycho Marik, especially thanks to Littlekuribos YGO Abridged Series
Anyway, I finally got past all that, and at last have reached the thing I've been most looking forward to: the Egypt episodes. (Took long enough, poor Yami was locked in the Millennium Puzzle for 5000 years and he's waited 199 episodes to finally regain his memory back...
) I just finished episode 204, "The Making of a Magician."
My reaction to the Egyptian episodes so far? Mostly staring at the screen of my laptop with my mouth hanging open and pulling at my hair going HURRY UP AND FIND HIM YUGI HE NEEDS YOU DANG THAT IS ONE HOT PHARAOH AND OH LOOK IT'S SETO AND OH MY RA MAHAD IS DARK MAGICIAN AND MANA IS DARK MAGICIAN GIRL WHY IS THIS HAPPENING I SHOULDN'T BE GETTING THIS EMOTIONAL OVER FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
Seriously it's like I'm watching a totally different show. Totally different atmosphere in these. I've already cried...well, I got teary eyed...ok I might have shed a few tears. But MAHAD!!!! Just... GAHHHH MY FEELZ. I should have expected it though, he was my favorite out of the guardians of the Millennium Items or whatever they're called, and something bad almost always happens to my favorite characters. UGH. My heart.
...And judging by the title of the next episode ("Birth of the Blue Eyes") my feelz will be shredded again. Darn you Kaiba, you stupid angsty egotistic beautiful jerkface
So yeah. Twenty episodes to go. My feelz will be in shreds by the end of this. Especially when Yugi and Yami have to part. I know it has to happen because I spoiled it for myself when looking up info on the YGO wiki but still >:C
Must make fanart to cope
EDIT: Whaaaaa...? My premium membership expired so how am I still able to use a journal skin????